'''The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne''', the oldest provincial Antiquarian#Antiquarian societies|antiquarian society
in England, was founded in 1813.
It is a Charitable organization|registered charity
under English law.
It has had a long-standing interest in the archaeology of the North East England|north-east of England
, particularly of Hadrian's Wall
, but also covering prehistoric and medieval periods, as well as industrial archaeology
. It has also maintained an interest in the traditional music of the north-east, and particularly the Northumbrian smallpipes
. It published the ''Northumbrian Minstrelsy
'' in 1882, edited by Rev. John Collingwood Bruce
and John Stokoe (author)|John Stokoe
; this played a significant role in supporting the traditional instrumental music and song of the north-east.
The Society maintains several important collections. Its archaeological collection is...